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Artistic representation: Film

Seminar questions:

What are the challenges of presenting history in movies?
Film is the best medium to understand the Holocaust. ’Discuss’

What is the ethics of representing the Holocaust in films?

Key literature:

Schindler's List (1993, dir. Steven Spielberg)

Sara Horowitz, “But is it Good for the Jews? Spielberg's Schindler and the Aesthetics of Atrocity,” in Spielberg's Holocaust: Critical Perspectives on Schindler's List, ed. Yosefa Loshitsky (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997): 119-139.

Village Voice review of the film

Further literature:

Libby Saxton, Haunted Images

Sylvie Lindeperg, Night and Fog

Olga Gershenson, Phantom Holocaust

Annette Insdorf, Indelible Images (online)

Stuart Liebman, ed., Claude Lanzmann's Shoah: Key Essays

Yosefa Loshitzky, "Quintessential Strangers: The Representation of Romanies and Jews in Some Holocaust Films," Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, vol. 44, No. 2 (2003), 55-71.